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    Rakott Krumpli (Hungarian Layered Potatoes)

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    1 hr 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr

    Chef #200870's Note:

    Described as "comfort food".Only four ingredients. Very rich. Easy to prepare, tastes wonderful. Don't be suprized if people beg you for the recipe.

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    1. 1
      Boil peeled potatoes until fork inserted tells you it's cooked.
    2. 2
      Boil eggs until hardboiled.
    3. 3
      Slice potatoes to form medallions.
    4. 4
      Slice eggs.
    5. 5
      In casserole dish, layer butter, sour cream, potatoes and eggs until used up.
    6. 6
      Sour cream should be top layer.
    7. 7
      Cover, put in 350 degree oven for about 1 hour or until brown.
    8. 8
      Add salt to taste and enjoy.
    9. 9
      Best if eaten fresh.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 03, 2011

      I have been eating this dish since I was a child. I have started to make it even more sinful by adding American cheese slices in between the layers - so yummy! Although if you use the cheese, it doesn't need the butter or salt, so I guess it's not that much worse than the original version. The cheese melts and runs together with the sour cream, creating a scrumptious gooey "sauce". True comfort food, even when made with reduced fat sour cream! If there are ever any leftovers, I refrigerate and rewarm in the microwave for lunch the next day, and it's just as delicious. My family loves this - we eat a lot of it on Passover! It never occurred to me that you would put meat in here, it is so delicious this way.

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    • on February 21, 2009


      This recipe is really nice, a good foray into easy to make typically Hungarian type of fair - very starchy, hearty, layered with nice fats (sour cream, butter). Typically this is made with a lot of meats; bacon, sausage, etc. but I like it a LOT as is, and I don't eat pork or milk and meat, and I think the dish was terrific as is! Split it with a friend and she thought it was really good too. I made one addition the recipe - I added green olives in. It works, if you like olives. I am sure you can add/subtract things as you like, but the base recipe is great (and simple, cheap, easy, etc.)!

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    • on May 24, 2007


      This recipe is one of those over-the-top-heart-attack-risk-in-a-dish kind of things. It is SOOOOO rich that it is scary. My husband and guests gobbled it up. I was almost afraid to try it, floating as it was in layers of butter and sour cream. Eventually I couldnt resist. While I forced myself not to eat the whole casserole (not easy), even a small serving was delicious. While it is too fatty for everyday fare, it is a magnificent rare treat. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Rakott Krumpli (Hungarian Layered Potatoes)

    Serving Size: 1 (273 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 569.1
    Calories from Fat 436
    Total Fat 48.5 g
    Saturated Fat 29.9 g
    Cholesterol 185.5 mg
    Sodium 290.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 7.7 g

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